Boston conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Boston Borough Council?

Boston is situated in Boston Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Boston Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1127.25
B £1315.13
C £1503.00
D £1690.88
E £2066.63
F £2442.38
G £2818.13
H £3381.76

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

Stamp duty calculator

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

Are Boston conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Boston offer their services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Your conveyancing solicitor will work on a fixed fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your detailed quote will set out what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your transaction goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your transaction does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a house in Boston - which searches will I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel search liability

On occasion the initial search results will recommend further searches , for example a mining search.

To see the total cost of searches on a Boston house or flat, try our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

I am buying a leasehold property in Boston - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold property in the UK requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The numerous common problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like and short leases.

An experienced leasehold conveyancer will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes, that's correct, it can take much longer to conduct the conveyancing to sell leasehold houses or flats when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will expect to see these documents, including management company information. Typically, delays are due to the time required by your lawyer to get these documents together.

Your lawyer ought to start this process before a buyer has even been found, as the managing agent's information can take a long time to gather if the agent responsible for managing the property is slow or difficult to contact.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Boston property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Boston remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our property solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a flexible mortgage with Britannia or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Barnsley Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender